Tagged: letting agents

99.5% of people have no knowledge of tenant protection scheme

99.5% of people have no knowledge of tenant protection scheme

Research from sales and lettings firm KIS shows that just 1 person in 200 is aware of the existence of a government scheme designed to protect tenants. As of October, letting agents have been...




Little movement on rental values

Little movement on rental values

An analysis by Kate Faulkner, Property Market Analyst and Commentator, concludes that there has not been significant rent rises on 2014. The analysis reviews indices published by Homelet, LSL and Belvoir. As is generally...




Call for landlords to lobby MPs over nightmare tenants

Call for landlords to lobby MPs over nightmare tenants

The Residential Landlords Association is calling on Landlords to lobby MPs to tell them about nightmare tenants. This is part of a plan to debunk what it calls the myth of revenge evictions. Liberal...




Report predicts rent increases and falling home ownership

Report predicts rent increases and falling home ownership

A report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation paints a stark picture as to what the housing market will look like in 2040. It predicts that one in five people will live in private rented...




Tenants not convinced by reform promises

Tenants not convinced by reform promises

The majority of tenants, over 60 per cent, say they remain unconvinced of promises from political parties in relation to the rental sector. Labour’s plans include default three year tenancies and a ban on...




New online Section 21 eviction service launched

New online Section 21 eviction service launched

The government has launched a new service enabling landlords to use the Section 21 accelerated possession procedure online. With many landlords often making mistakes in court applications the online process is designed to ask...




Average increase of tenancy deposits up by 11%

Average increase of tenancy deposits up by 11%

The latest data published by mydeposits shows that the average residential tenancy deposit in England and Wales has increased by 11% over the last year. The figures also show that a difference between the...




Buy-to-let lending hits £2.5bn in September

Buy-to-let lending hits £2.5bn in September

According to data released today from CML, there were 18,100 buy-to-let loans recorded in September, which was an increase in the number of loans by 15% compared to August.  Within the overall total of buy-to-let...




2019 will see 24% of all homes privately rented prediction

2019 will see 24% of all homes privately rented prediction

A forecast from Savills predicts that there will be an additional 1.2 million households in England & Wales in the private rented sector by 2019, of which over two million private rented households will be in the 35-49...




Tenants rebuilding their financial position

Tenants rebuilding their financial position

According to LSL Property Services, tenants have rebuilt their financial position, with the total number facing serious rental arrears falling by a significant nine per cent over the last 12 months.  This means an...